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Night Marshal: A Tale of the Undead West [Kindle Edition]

Gary Jonas
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Book Description

Vampires in the Old West!

Jack Talon, a former US Marshal and infamous gunslinger, is dying of tuberculosis when he arrives in Silver Plume, Colorado with his lovely wife, Sonya. He just wants to do a bit of gambling and get on with the business of dying. Instead he finds himself face to face with Christopher Smythe, a vampire who holds a grudge against the mayor of the town.

The mayor hires Jack to kill the vampire, but what Jack doesn't know is that his wife sees Smythe as Jack's salvation. Vampires don't get sick. Vampires live forever. Vampires never age. So what if you have to kill people and drink their blood. Sounds like a bargain to her. She loves her husband and doesn't want it to end with till death do us part.

So she sets her own plan into motion...

Saddle up and come along for the ride in this action-packed novella of the undead west.

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About the Author

Gary Jonas is the author of the Jonathan Shade series (Modern Sorcery, Acheron Highway, Dragon Gate). He co-wrote Pirates of the Outrigger Rift, a space opera adventure romp. His first novel, One-Way Ticket to Midnight is a blend of horror and mystery, and his collection Quick Shots collects the best of his short fiction.

Product Details

  • File Size: 3960 KB
  • Print Length: 134 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Denton & White (November 3, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00A1OPV2C
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #687,032 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVED THIS!! December 24, 2012
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I love stories with vampires in them. I look for them on line and just devour them. Night Marshall was no different. I picked this book up and began reading it and couldnt put it down. The humor, the emotion and the characters in the story pulled me into another time and place. I couldnt stop reading until the last page because I wanted to see what happened next. I loved the twists to the plot the unexpected jolts and the laugh out loud humor. Night Marshall is now one of my all time favorite vampire stories. I loved every page turning unexpected gun-slinging word of it!
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I have always loved a great western story and I love paranormal stories. This is the best of both. A fast moving western with a Doc Holiday type lead character. Dyeing of TB a gambler is turned by a twist of fate into a vampire and his rising from the dead gives a whole new meaning to his life. This is one great read and I can't recommend it enough. Gary Jonas can write a picture that takes you into the snow covered western town and brings it alive in the imagination.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Old West Vampires great twist June 27, 2013
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No matter how many books I read, there's always one out there that tricks me. Gary Jonas's Night Marshal is one of those books I started reading without much hope of really liking it. Maybe I'd read a few pages and give up, maybe I'd make it through but just be a little disappointed. I mean, really? Vampires in the Old West?

Well, needless to say, I was proven wrong. It's a fascinating book, a great depiction of the Old West, starting with "Suicide" Jack Talon, a good, old-fashioned gunman now struck low by tuberculosis. He's been on both sides of the law, and now he's dying, but he's determined to keep moving, keep playing cards. And if anyone objects to his winning, Jack's not afraid to use his masterful skills with his gun. He's killed men, many men, and it doesn't bother him.

His loyal wife Sofia is a regal beauty who follows Jack to the end, nurses him, tries to stop him from fighting and faces certain knowledge of losing the man she loves. When they turn up in a small mining town, Jack's doing poorly, Sofia's tired of the traveling and someone else is in town, raising hell. Jack just won't miss out on the fun, for one thing, and also, he knows others will die if he doesn't help out.

Many years before, the town had been invaded by vampires, but the city fathers had destroyed the vampires and put their bodies in an abandoned mine. Bumbling drifters unknowingly release one of the blood suckers from his grave and before long, people are dying and Jack Talon is back on the job, trying to protect his fellow humans. Many good twists in this story make it a good read and a new take on the vampire story. I'm hoping this is a series!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Traditional Western With a Twist April 10, 2013
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I don't care much for vampire stories, love traditional westerns and tried this only because it was free. It has all the components I love and in this case the vampire just made it better. Can't wait for the next one!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Weird Western February 19, 2013
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Gary Jonas is known for some pretty quirky and fast-paced books, and Night Marshal is no different. His characters are complex and interesting; his story compelling. Vampires and the Old West are an odd combination, but one you can sink your teeth into (pun intended). I look forward to his next Night Marshal book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars western gunman vampire January 1, 2014
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Awsome mix of vampire angst and western gunman. I don't mind having moral vamps as long as they don't sparkle.
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4.0 out of 5 stars a rousing western horror novels December 5, 2013
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This were wild in the old west. Author Gary Jonas tells a story of a consumptive gambler and his wife, a mayor and his dead wife and child and a vengeful vampire. Good compulsive read. I quite enjoyed this one.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Different but good read October 10, 2013
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Enjoyable, fast good read. A good Western with a somewhat different slant from what you usually read. But would recommend.
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More About the Author

Gary Jonas has been writing and publishing for longer than he cares to admit. His first short story was published way back in 1990. To him that seems like yesterday, but to most folks, that's ancient history. He sold a bunch of short stories to various anthologies and magazines, and the best of those yarns are collected in Quick Shots. Nobody ever sees that collection, but trust us, it's not hiding, and it does include all five hitman stories. Gary's first novel, One-Way Ticket to Midnight, was published in 2002. He took a vacation from prose for a few years and turned to writing screenplays. Two feature scripts were optioned in Hollywood, and another went into production as a local project in Denver, Colorado before the funding disappeared and the project died on the vine.

Gary returned to writing prose. He sold a novel called Pirates of the Outrigger Rift (co-written with Bill D. Allen) to 47North. He created a shared world series about a vampire in the old west called Night Marshal. He wrote the first book then turned it over to other writers (Glenn R. Sixbury, Rebecca Hodgkins, and James K. Burk have released volumes in the series, and another writer has a completed draft so Jack Talon may ride again).

Gary is best known as the author of the Jonathan Shade urban fantasy series:

Modern Sorcery
Acheron Highway
Dragon Gate
Anubis Nights
Sunset Specters (coming soon)

Gary is hard at work on the sixth Jonathan Shade novel, Wizard's Nocturne, which will complete the three volume time travel sequence. Look for it in Fall 2015.

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